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Canadian News Dec 10, 2019 2:31 PM EST

Trudeau Liberals lose first vote of 43rd parliament

The Bloc, NDP and Conservatives all voted in support of the motion.

Trudeau Liberals lose first vote of 43rd parliament
Ali Taghva Montreal, QC

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A Conservative motion to create a Canada-China relations committee to study the current relationship between the two states has passed, with the help of every party but the Liberals.

The Conservative call to action interestingly came on the one year anniversary of the detention of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in torture-like conditions in China.

While the defeat at the combined hands of the NDP, some Greens, the Bloc, and Conservatives will not cause a defeat, as it is not a vote of confidence, it will likely send signals that there could be troubles when it comes to the negotiations needed to keep a minority government lasting.

With the vote passed, there will be a formation of a special House of Commons committee with a mandate to hold hearings on Canada-China relationship, “including, but not limited to consular, economic, legal, security and diplomatic relations.”

The committee will include 12 members, of which six will be liberal and six opposition.

The committee will have all the powers of a normal House committee.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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